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23 Sep 2019

New Tourism Ireland video highlights Galway 2020

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film to promote Galway 2020 around the world.
The film includes interviews with some of the team at Galway 2020 – including creative director Helen Marriage, Paul Fahy from the Galway International Arts Festival and Garry Hynes from the Druid Theatre Company – telling prospective international visitors what to expect in Galway when they visit next year. It also features footage of Galway city and country, as well as a wonderful aerial performance by a French company called Gratte Ciel, in Eyre Square.
Over the coming months, Tourism Ireland will be pulling out all the stops to highlight Galway 2020 to its ‘culturally curious’ audience around the world. The organisation’s message is that Galway 2020 will offer international holidaymakers a unique cultural and artistic experience.

The film is being promoted through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including Facebook (more than 4.39 million fans worldwide), Twitter (522,000 followers) and YouTube.

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing around 325,000 people across the island.
  • In 2018, we welcomed almost 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland (+5% on 2017), delivering revenue of approximately €5.86 billion (+5%).
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 20+ million visitors in 2018.